Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Bustleton builders seek community support Dec. 18

Local builders will be back before members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League next week with revised plans for two new homes on the 9600 block of Evans Street.


Officer shoots suspect in Tacony street robbery

An officer on Saturday shot and critically wounded a robbery suspect who police said pointed a shotgun at them near Levick and Vandike streets.


DA talks bullying with students

Philadelphia’s district attorney went back to school this week to teach a lesson about bullying.


Castor Gardens man charged with brother’s murder

A 34-year-old Princeton Avenue man has been charged in the Sunday-morning death of his older brother, whom police said they found wrapped in a sheet with packing material.


Bustleton home unfit for habitation, likely will be torn down

A Bustleton home that in July was found filled with vermin, trash and animal waste as well as several dead cats likely will be torn down.


BRT asking 2,000 residents to consider dropping appeals

On Monday, Chris Artur got a letter from the Board of Revision of Taxes that made him laugh.


15th PDAC elects officers

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council will be electing the organization’s officers during their Dec. 30 meeting at the Mayfair Community Center.


New PECO scam gaining traction in the city as the holidays approach

PECO customers are cautioned to be on the lookout for a scam that can swindle many out of their hard earned cash. 


No final decision made about Mondelez closing

State and city officials met with Mondelez International executives last week to discuss the possible closing of the company’s landmark Boulevard bakery, but the only news out of the session held Nov. 21 at the Bellevue in Center City is that there probably will be more meetings.


New Northeast medical practices must now seek zoning variances

City Council last week made it more difficult to open up a methadone clinic in the Northeast.